How to make it

  • In a shallow dish combine 1 tablespoon of the chives, 1 tablespoon of the basil, and the parsley; set aside. In a medium bowl beat cream cheese and goat cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in remaining 2 tablespoons chives, remaining 2 tablespoons basil, the pepper, and garlic. Roll into a log shape.
  • Roll log in herb mixture. Wrap and chill cheese ball for 4 to 24 hours.
  • Makes twelve 2-tablespoon servings
  • Alterations:
  • Dried Beef Cheese Ball: Prepare as above, except omit basil and parsley. Beat 2 ounces chopped dried beef, 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives, and 1 teaspoon caraway seeds into cheese mixture. Serve with crisp rye crackers or party rye bread.
  • Italian Cheese Ball: Prepare as above, except substitute fontina cheese for the goat cheese and beat 2 ounces hard salami and 2 tablespoons finely chopped roasted red sweet pepper into the cheese mixture. Serve with water crackers or baguette slices.

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    " It was excellent "
    lovingmybabbyalways ate it and said...
    YUM!!! I made this on Thankgiving and it was GREAT!! Big 5 forks for you!!
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